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chaos
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
  • The human mind has at no period accepted a moral chaos; and so preposterous a result was not strictly conceivable.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (89% in)
  • This was really an argument for not deferring the marriage too long, as he implied to Mr. Farebrother, one day that the Vicar came to his room with some pond-products which he wanted to examine under a better microscope than his own, and, finding Lydgate's tableful of apparatus and specimens in confusion, said sarcastically— "Eros has degenerated; he began by introducing order and harmony, and now he brings back chaos."
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (25% in)

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